March 16, 1930 – May 26, 2019
Frank B. Wylie, 89, of Basin, Wyo., formerly of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Carmi, Ill., passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Basin, Wyo.
He was born March 16, 1930 at the family farm located west of Bingman Station near Carmi, Ill. He was the son of Bruce O. and Elva M. (Nibbling) Wylie. Frank married Peggy March 22, 1952 and they enjoyed 67 years of marriage.
Frank served his county and fought in the Korean War from 1949-1952; he then served six years in the National Guard. After the war he became a welder and accomplished many things in this career field; he welded items for the Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean ride, the Patriot Missiles used in Desert Storm, items used on the International Space Station and even more meticulous items like pacemakers.
Frank lost his left arm in 1957 during an oilrig accident but never let it hinder him from living life to the fullest. He was an avid golfer and even with one arm he skillfully scored a hole in one. Frank also received his brown belt in Karate; his grandchildren remember him being able to roundhouse kick at the age of 75.
Frank is survived by his wife Peggy of Basin, Wyo., two daughters and three sons. Nancy (Paul) Gulden of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Debbie Longshore of Basin, Wyo., Bruce Wylie of Basin, Wyo., William, (Susan) Wylie of Trimble, Mo., and Nathan Wylie of San Antonio, Texas. Twelve grandchildren also survive: Zachary, Beau, Dakota, Chance, Jeffrey, Michael, Chelsea, Hope, Mikhail, Brooklyn, Micah and Maverick. Frank was blessed with 27 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Bruce and Elva, his daughter, Susan Rosenbauer, two sisters, Wanda Healy, Phyllis Ward and a brother Bill Wylie.
Private family services are being planned at a later date.